From the Vault

Series produced by WICR

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From the Vault is a musical treasure hunt for unusual, intriguing and underplayed classical music of the 20th and 21st century. These "hidden gems" give listener's the chance to experience fascinating music that is out of the ordinary.

From the Vault presents music that is out of the ordinary. Music from the 20th and 21st century that is for the musically curious who enjoy going on a weekly treasure hunt for pieces by Eric Ewazen, Eric Whitacre, Graeme Koehne, Frank Martin, Bohuslav Martinu, William Grant Still, Michael Daugherty and many others.

These one-hour episodes include full orchestra and choral works as well as chamber music for brass, strings and winds and, once in a while some remarkable music by composers from other eras. Your host is Henri Pensis, has been working in public radio since 1977 in many roles and classical music has been a common denominator at each stop.

Join us for the weekly treasure hunt that is From the Vault. From the Vault is produced at the facilities of WICR Radio at the University of Indianapolis.


129 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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This is the first From the Vault program and everything in it was written by American composers.

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2023
  • Length: 58:17
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This week's program features music by Dame Ethyl Smyth, Leo Weiner, Irving Fine and Boris Blacher. This is choral music and music for full orches...

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2023
  • Length: 59:51
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Music of Mozart/Davies and Prieto, Caplet, Barber and Koehne

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  • Added: Jan 31, 2023
  • Length: 57:47
  • Purchases: 2
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From the Vault Pgm 004 with music by Lilburn, Blacher, Hovhaness, Fussell and Brumby

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  • Added: Feb 03, 2023
  • Length: 59:33
  • Purchases: 2
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From the Vault Pgm 005

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  • Added: Feb 10, 2023
  • Length: 59:58
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A Tribute to a musician Father and a tribute to his wife are two of the featured pieces on this From the Vault program.

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  • Added: Feb 16, 2023
  • Length: 58:42
  • Purchases: 2
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Snow, Elvis and Sleep are all part of the playlist for program 007.

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2023
  • Length: 57:48
  • Purchases: 2
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This episode runs the gamut from satiric comic opera to brilliant brass to a revolutionary Swiss composer who created his own musical language.

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  • Added: Mar 03, 2023
  • Length: 59:09
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Music from wind quintet to a Parade to a Fine Alice in Wonderland vocal series to Menotti's Violin Concerto on this episode.

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  • Added: Mar 10, 2023
  • Length: 59:37
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This episode features modern madrigals with ballet and a small ensemble that presents the interludes between madrigals. Also, one of the pieces wa...

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  • Added: Mar 17, 2023
  • Length: 59:53
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Two pieces by French composers, Darius Milhaud and Jean Francaix, and an interesting bit of American heritage with Donald Grantham's Southern Harmo...

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  • Added: Mar 24, 2023
  • Length: 58:46
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Music by Michael Daugherty, Lukas Foss, Ferenc Farkas and Alan Hovhaness on this program.

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  • Added: Apr 04, 2023
  • Length: 58:07
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Dance Rhythms opens this show followed by Witold Lutoslawski's Concerto for Orchestra. then Eric Whitacre's Leonardo Dreams of his Flying Machine ...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2023
  • Length: 59:31
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Carl Nielsen's Helios Overture is the opener for a program that includes Eugene Bozza's Lied, Martinu's Double Concerto and Roger Sessions' early ...

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  • Added: Apr 21, 2023
  • Length: 59:14
  • Purchases: 2
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This episode includes music by Howard Ferguson, Madeleine Dring, Henri Dutilleux and Malcolm Arnold.

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  • Added: Apr 26, 2023
  • Length: 58:36
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Three pieces on this program, one inspired by Hildegard of Bingen, one dedicated to Sir Henry Wood and the third commissioned by Efrem ZImbali, th...

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  • Added: May 02, 2023
  • Length: 59:34
  • Purchases: 2
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Bartok's Hungarian Sketches, Honegger's Concerto da Camera for Flute, English Horn and Strings and Paul Hindemth's music from Mathis der Maler are ...

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  • Added: May 08, 2023
  • Length: 58:56
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Smorgasbord of International composers such as Uuno Klami, Bohuslav Martinu, Alexandre Tansman and Graeme Koehne on this show.

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  • Added: May 12, 2023
  • Length: 59:39
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The first selection on this show is one inspired by Frankenstein. The second is George Chadwick's Symphonic Sketches. The third features Virgil Th...

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  • Added: May 18, 2023
  • Length: 59:20
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Martinu's The Frescoes of Pietro Della Francesca and Holst's Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda, Set 2 and Virgil Thomson's Suite from the documentary ...

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  • Added: May 26, 2023
  • Length: 58:44
  • Purchases: 2